Actor Rock Hudson was the first major public figure to die from AIDS. After his death in 1985 his body was cremated at Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. and his ashes were later scattered at sea, leaving no grave site for fans to visit.
There is, however, a bronze memorial plaque for him in West Hollywood, located at 8594 Santa Monica Blvd. which I found and photographed for the first time yesterday.
AFA helps over 3,000 clients a year pay for rent, utilities, transportation, health care and pharmaceutical needs when they are threatened by homelessness and the financial crises their health condition often causes.
Rock also has a cenotaph at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cathedral City, Calif. and an online memorial page at Findagrave.com.